Volleyball Wins 10th Straight District Title

The Notre Dame Varsity Volleyball team took its 10th consecutive district title and 19th in the 23-year history of the program with a 25-18, 25-16, 25-10 sweep of Lutheran North. The Irish, now 52-9-6, used a balanced attack to take down the Mustangs.  Gabby Shilling had an outstanding game hitting .500 with 11 kills and 3 blocks.  Natalie Risi led Notre Dame at the service line with 15 points, including 6 aces, to go along with 23 assists, 15 kills, and  a pair blocks.  Maddy Chinn had 6  service points, […]

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NDPMA announces new addition to coaching staff

New head varsity wrestling coach comes to position with Notre Dame experience. The athletic department of Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy announced today that Tyler Yanik has been hired as its new head varsity wrestling coach, effective immediately. Yanik replaces Ian McClain, who has resigned to pursue other opportunities. “We are very pleased that Tyler has agreed to take over the wrestling program at Notre Dame,” said Betty Wroubel, athletic director and assistant principal at Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy. “He’s been a real asset to […]

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Notre Dame 7th-8th-grade football puts exclamation mark on undefeated CYO season

Notre Dame Marist Academy football's 7-8th-grade team finished its 2016 campaign on Saturday at Ford Field with a 12-0 shutout of St. William. With the win, the Fighting Irish captured the regional championship of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) and posted an undefeated 9-0 season. During Saturday’s contest, which led off a full day of CYO and CHSL football at the annual Prep Bowl, eighth-grader Jacob Bendtsen picked up a St. William’s fumble and returned it 85 yards for Notre Dame’s first score.  Later in the game, eighth-grader Jack Risi hauled […]

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Irish Upset #3 Avondale to Reach District Final

The Notre Dame Boys Varsity Soccer team advanced to the MHSAA DII district final with wins over Pontiac and #3-ranked Avondale. Seniors Bryce Baringer and Danny Caton provided the offense and Will Baldwin recorded the shutout in the 2-0 win over Pontiac.   In the district semifinal against Avondale, Notre Dame took a 1-0 lead five minutes into the second half on a goal by Nick Evans (assisted by Baringer). The Yellow Jackets evened the score at 1-1 with 17 minutes left to play and the teams would head to […]

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Staskowski Takes Individual Title, Irish Finish 2nd at State Finals

Led by MHSAA Division III individual champion Danielle Staskowski, the Notre Dame Girls Varsity Golf team placed 2nd out of 18 teams at the MHSAA DIII Final held at the Bedford Valley golf course in Battle Creek.  The Irish finished with a  two-day team score of 697 strokes (362 and335), placing only behind Spring Lake (662) who claimed their third straight team title. “Frankly, I was proud beyond words,” said head coach Kyle Lilek. “They played OK the first day and they completely rallied the second day and performed better […]

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